Years ago, it what seems like another life, I taught preaching at a seminary in California for 5 years. It was a great time in my life and today it is an incredible honor to know that some of my students serve on 5 different contintents. Sometime this year, I am hoping to begin training … More Some Basic Words on Preaching the Word in a History Channel World
Friday is for Heart Issues Perennial issues in every church. 10 Ingredients to Grumbling and the Effect on a Church.
Please read the whole post slowly. Withness in the ministry of proclamation: Jesus and Paul invited those they wanted to be with them in evangelistic ministry. Purposeful for the ministry of proclamation: “Time with” was going somewhere. Jesus was going to send the twelve and the seventy-two. Paul was going to send Timothy, and Titus, … More Why Did Jesus Disciple the Way He Did?
Expect another post about the flooding in Watseka and the efforts to help the displaced and hurting sometime today. For now, Psalm 10 might be a good place to start your devotions if you are feeling overwhelmed with the needs of those around you. For more see this revised post from September of last year: … More A Cry for Syria and Iraq’s Children from Psalm 10
There is a beauty to the church being the Church that only come out in adversity. The wettest June-July on record in Iroquois County is destined to get wetter. This morning another storm rolled in and saturated Iroquois County and Watseka yet again. This one brought some hail. Overnight, 12 people stayed here at the … More The Beauty of the church Being the Church
God does not share all of His plans with us. And that is a good thing, even when it is uncomfortable. Why Does God Hide the Future from Us?.
One of the “funnest” posts of this blog’s first five years. When this was first posted 5 years ago almost 1000 people read it the first day. It is still one of the most read and shared posts of the blog. For more see: The Music of the Heart of God?.
Thursday is for Defending Marriage in the Way We Should Have All Along A couple of days ago Scott Wesley Brown posted a link to Noel “Paul” Stookey’s classic Wedding Song (There is Love). The link that Scott put up was a bit scratchy so I went searching for a better recording and found “a … More When a Mistake Reveals Truth and Beauty
Thursday is for Discipleship “The God of the Bible has spoken in His Son. The light of the knowledge of His glory is given to us in the face of Jesus Christ. Do I look habitually to the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ as showing me the final truth about the nature … More Do I Look Habitually to the Person and Work of Jesus Christ?
Six months ago we posted this video in the hopes that it might go viral and make a powerful impact on the churches of America to repent and respond better to the tragedy of abortion in our country. It was shared 100 times on Facebook and viewed over 370 times on Youtube.com. Not quite viral. … More “… for you are a man of war.”